Recent Hockey News
Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille, Rob Blake, Marty McSorley; just a few names in a long list of hockey greats that have played for the Los Angeles Kings since their foundation in 1967. With that all-star line up in the archives of basically every Kings record in the books, you’d think the franchise would have a sea of Stanley Cup banners hanging from the rafters of the Staples Center. If you were to ask any Kings fan, they’d tell you the same; it was about time to bring the Stanley Cup to Los Angeles. Kings fans were finally rewarded for their patience this season as their team secured the most coveted prize in all of hockey. Beating the New Jersey Devils in six games, the Los Angeles Kings became the 2011-2012 Stanley Cup Champions.
It’s a phrase that every hockey player should know: Use protection. And Drew Doughty is already the second NHL star, this year alone, to get the point reinforced…big time. The Los Angeles Kings star was smacked by a shot by James Neal of the Pittsburgh Penguins to the face recently (early November). But of course, the supreme performance and protection technologies employed by Oakley’s unrivaled Hockey Visor saved the day…and his eye.
The heart and soul of the Oakley brand: Its athletes. The performance and safety of the Oakley family are the reason for the company’s unmatched, patented technologies in eyewear and gear. Exhibit O: NHL Star Francois Beauchemin of the Anaheim Ducks. During a recent match against the San Jose Sharks, Defenseman Dan Boyle’s third-period shot beamed straight at Fracois’ face, hitting him right above the eye at close to 90 mph. But there was one thing standing between his face and the ultra-dangerous puck. His Oakley Hockey visor.